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Manchester United confirm Radamel Falcao has left the club.

Manchester United confirm Radamel Falcao has left the club.

Manchester United have told striker Radamel Falcao that his time at Old Trafford is over.

Manchester United have opted not to take up a £43.2m option to buy the striker after he scored just 4 goals in his 28 appearances.

The 29-year old seemed to wave goodbye to the crowd at Old Trafford at United’s last home game of the season against Arsenal – believing that he would be better next season if he was given a full pre-season to work on his fitness.

The South American failed to impress the club’s coaching staff and ended his stint at Old Trafford without a goal in his final 13 games, his last effort coming against Leicster on 31st January.

Having his say on the striker’s future, United manager Louis Van Gaal told the club’s official website, “Falcao is a top professional and a good human being. On behalf of myself and everyone at the club I would like to wish him well for the future.”

The departure of the former Porto and Atletico Madrid hit-man will leave the number 9 shirt vacant for Robert Lewandowski and Edinson Cavani who are the two big names that have been linked to fill the striker’s spot.

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